Something else for the Christmas pantry. I must say Marks and Spencers do some very nice dried apricots although they are a tad expensive. Something that is simple, and yet produces a drink and tipsy fruit which can be used as a pudding . Can't be bad eh.
Approx 11oz/300g dried apricots
1 cup/225g sugar
2 cups/500ml Vodka
Boil the apricots in a little hot water to soften them and then combine all the ingredients in a preserving jar. Shake daily or each time you go past to mix the sugar into the Vodka. Let it sit for three weeks or so and then separate and drain the fruits off - serve them with cream; drink the liquid as you would a liqueur. Easy and quick to make at any time of the year.